Thursday, May 23, 2013

Theatre quote of the day for Thursday, May 23, 2013

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"Acting is like painting pictures on bathroom tissues. Ten minutes later you throw them away and they're gone." - Shelley Winters

Well, heaven knows she's right, as any actor will tell you.  The same goes for musical performances, of course.  Even when the performance is captured electronically, it's still just a representation of what that performance looked like at that point in time.  On a different day it would have been different, even if only very subtly.

We performers are ultimately just writing love letters in the sand.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Also much music that has traditionally passed on aurally and has been transcribed—what we see printed is how it sounded to the collector where and when it was collected.